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Divide the numerator and the denominator of fractions by their greatest common factor.

Example:16 24 - 1
The greatest common factor (GCF)

Greatest common factor in 16 and 24 is equal 8

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Divide the numerator and the denominator by the greatest common factor.

16 24 =16 ÷ 8 24 ÷ 8 =2 3

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An improper fraction can be simplified to a mixed fraction. An improper fraction has the numerator number is greater than the denominator.

Example:a b =14 9 =mc b Improper fraction to a mixed fraction

m (is the whole number) = a ÷ b

c (is the new numeretor) = a - (m x b)

b (is the denominator, remains the same) = bMixed Fraction =mc b - 1
Divide the numerator with denominator

14 9 = 14 ÷ 9 = 1.56 - 2
Round the decimal number to an integer without adding anything to it, even if the digit is 5 or greater

example: 1.56 = 1

1 = whole number1c b - 3
The numerator will be the result of subtracting the numerator by the whole number multiplied by the denominator.

The denominator remains the same

whole number = 1

mixed fraction numerator = 14 - (1 x 9) = 5

mixed fraction denominator = 9

mixed fraction =15 9

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Some examples of the mixed fractions that still can be simplified

Example:214 26 or225 6 - 1
In case a common factor still exists, we simplify the fraction by dividing the numerator and the denominator with the common factor, and the whole number remains the same.

more about simplifying click here214 26 = 2 +14 ÷ 2 26 ÷ 2 =27 13 The numerator is greater than the denominator, separate the whole number with the plus sign, simplify the improper fraction to a mixed number, and then add the whole numbers together.

more details click here225 6 = 2 + (25 ÷ 6 = 4) +25 - (4 x 6) 6 =61 6

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